The highly sensitive, entry-level solution is perfect for brand owners requiring cost-effective contaminant detection with the additional benefit of pack and product integrity checks.

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched a major new x-ray inspection solution with high detection sensitivity into the market. The X12 is equipped with Mettler-Toledo’s ContamPlus x-ray inspection software algorithms which enhance detection capabilities for a wide range of contaminants. Designed to meet the needs of food manufacturers producing packaged products, the X12 is an affordable x-ray solution delivering advances in ease of operation, maintenance and servicing, as well as improved safety features.

“Food manufacturers place great importance in the reliability and sensitivity of their product inspection systems. As such, we have designed the X12 as an entry level x-ray system which provides contaminant detection and an additional layer of product safety and quality assurance checks all at a competitive price point with other inspection solutions,” says Mike Pipe, head of global sales at Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray.

“We haven’t made any compromises here: not only is the X12 a highly productive and reliable x-ray system, it is also easy to use. The cost effectiveness of the X12 gives every food manufacturer a lower total cost of ownership and a swift return on their investment. This is all backed up by Mettler-Toledo’s industry-leading levels of service and support.”

The X12 is capable of operating at speeds of up to 60 metres per minute to inspect packaged products for foreign body contaminants including glass shards, metal fragments, mineral stone, calcified bone, dense plastic and rubber compounds. Simultaneously, the X12 performs a wide range of valuable in-line quality checks of both the product and pack, such as counting components. The quality checks help to uphold brand integrity and protect the consumer from substandard product.

To see the X12 demonstrated live, register for the Mettler Totledo Food Safety Open House on October 12-13, 2022. Go to to register or find out more.

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